In one corner we have indie star Thunder Road, the directorial feature film debut of Jim Cummings about a police offer whose life spirals out of control after the passing of his mother. In the other corner we have Academy Award hopeful Won't You Be My Neighbor? about the incredible life and talent that is Fred Roger. Two films enter the ring in an epic battle. Actually, there is no battle. Just us talking about why both of these films are some of the best of 2018! Listen in!
This week we are playing a little catch up on Oscar contenders from earlier in the year and reviewing Lynne Ramsay's newest film You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix. Listen in as we review this film as well as briefly talk frustrations with the Golden Globes, the top 100 shot films of the 20th century according to the American Society of Cinematographers, nominate the 20th class of Honorable Mensches, and as always end with our content of the week.
On part 2 of episode 78 we review the new DCEU film, Aquaman. We have been pretty hard on the DCEU in the past (with the exception of Wonder Woman) but we head into this review with clear eyes and full hearts hoping that this film doesn't lose. Listen in as we talk all things Aquaman from Jason Mamoa to characters hair to charks with laser beams on their heads.
Its a two parter this week to make up for time off over the holiday. On part 1, we review Roma, the new film from Honorable Mensch Alfonso Cuaron, director of Gravity and Children of Men. Listen in as we reivew what Cuaron has called his most personal film to date.
Animation + Spider-man + Miles Morales + Phil Lord and Christopher Miller = One of the best movies of the year. Who would have thought that the creative team behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and The Lego Movie would be able to take one of the most beloved superheroes and make something this visually amazing. Listen in to our review where we also talk the let down of Avengers: Endgame as well as thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi now that it has been out for a year.
For 15 Christmas' now we have got to enjoy Will Ferrell as the always joyful Buddy the Elf. From snowball fights to candied spaghetti to decorations that rival the best of the best, Buddy captures the hope and wonder that surrounds Christmas. Listen in as we review this movie, talk Christmas movies in general and as always, end with our content of the week.
With one of the most impressive casts this year and a director whose last film won Best Picture in 2013, there is a lot of hype for Widows to live up to. Listen in as Jake and Cameron review Steve McQueen's new heist film starring Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Collin Farrell, and many more (see, I told this cast was impressive). The guys also talk the new trailer for the live action/CGI Lion King movie as well as do the trendy thing and run down their favorite film from each year of the decade so far.
We were all fans of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as a movie. It was fun, mysterious, and a pleasure to be back in the Wizarding World. With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, J.K. Rowling and company look to take the success and aesthetic and once again expand upon this beloved world. So to ask the obvious question, does this sequel once again capture that magic or does this film over complicate this universe? Listen in for our review as well as the nominations for the 19th class of Honorable Mensches and our content of the week.